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Smoking During Pregnancy

Girls whose mothers smoked while pregnant entered puberty at a younger age in a new Australian study. Since early menstruation is linked to higher risk of uterine, endometrial and breast cancers later in life, the researchers say that maternal smoking could set up daughters for health problems even before they’re [...] Read More

How Much Tuna Should You Eat During Pregnancy?

Experts agree that seafood is a rich source of important nutrients, and that most of us don’t eat enough of it. Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, iodine, selenium and vitamin D. And numerous studies show that the nutrients in fish are particularly important for brain development in fetuses and [...] Read More

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Aiding Your Premature Baby's Brain Growth

Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly when they heard recordings of their mothers rather than the normal clamor of intensive care units. The recordings were manipulated to simulate sounds heard in a womb. It's not clear what [...] Read More

Bed Rest and the Art of Doing Nothing

  by Leslie Contreras Schwartz for the Huffington Post I am entering my sixth week of bed rest at 30 weeks pregnant, and I am often surprised by the reaction I get from the people I tell. "Oh, you poor thing!" a woman might say. "I was on bed rest for two days and I wanted to go crazy." The reason [...] Read More

High-Risk Moms: Our Common Bond By Catherine Halpern

High-Risk Moms: Our Common Bond By Catherine Halpern

My high-risk pregnancy was certainly a challenge. But because of my experience I connect to people on a much deeper level and I know what matters...

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Sidelines is a non-profit organization providing support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.

We believe that families can cope more successfully with a high-risk pregnancy with appropriate medical intervention, education, and a strong support system. When you find yourself on the sidelines, we're here to help.

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